Friday, 16 November 2007

Designer Paper Tree

This was one of the projects demonstrated by Susan Paterson last year at our annual We CAN Stamp Convention. I had forgotten about it until I was looking through some of my old project ideas. I knew this was something I wanted to show you as one of the designer series paper projects. So here it is!
Styrofoam Cone (I used a 2-7/8"x5-7/8" cone)
Stick pins
Double-sided Designer Series Paper of your choice (I used Wintergreen)Bone Folder
Chipboard accent for the top
Craft ink to coordinate with DSP
Glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter


  1. Cut dsp into 3/4"x3" strips. You will need to cut up about two 12x12 sheets. However, depending on the look you want to achieve you may want to use several different patterns. I just used up all my little scraps from my package so I have a little of all of the patterns on my tree.
  2. Fold each stip in half at an angle.

  3. Curl up both ends using your bone folder just as you would curl ribbon.
  4. Insert curled strips into cone using pins. Begin at the bottom and work your way around and up the cone.

  5. At the top of the tree, I put two curled strips back to back and stuck pins through the curled portion and into the top of the cone to form a point.

  6. Apply craft ink to chipboard accent. Let dry.

  7. Apply glue and sprinkle with dazzling diamonds glitter.

  8. To adhere the chipboard to the tree - I used a hat pin from our Pretties kit. I stuck the pin into the top and used sticky strip to ahere the star to the pin. It holds it up straight and is quite sturdy.

This was fun to make and what a great way to use up all those little scraps of designer series paper that we end up with!

Thanks for looking!


Supplies: Wintergreen designer series paper; star from On Board Accents; Certainly Celery craft ink; Anywhere glue stick; hat pin from Pretties Kit; Sticky Strip (all from SU!). Other: flat pins and styrofoam cone.

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